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In this research, while studying the women's reaction toward their husband's infidelity, forgiveness is discussed as the last stage in the process of adjusting to the husband's infidelity and some Islamic thoughts regarding forgiveness is reviewed. The study is a qualitative one and data is gathered through deep counseling interviews. The sample comprised 30 women who were selected from among 60 women who came to counseling clinics with the same problem of husband's infidelity. Results indicated that the process which women went through when facing their husband's infidelity includes three stages: (a) Initial reaction toward husband's infidelity which is often associated with severe contradictory emotional reactions. (b) Decision making stage. (e) Forgiveness and rebuilding trust. (f) Islamic approach based on forgiving the sinner, granted that the sinner is regretful and apologizing is brought up in conclusion.